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Senior Accountant - Treasury

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionLakeshore Learning Materials is one of the most innovative manufacturers of educational materials in the country. Specializing in top-quality products for the home and classroom, we are a thriving multichannel organization with a robust web business, multiple catalogs for early learning and elementary programs, over 60 store locations, plus a sales force that is second to none. Thanks to the daily contributions of the amazing people who make up our team, Lakeshore has experienced continuous growth since the day it was founded in 1954.
A day at Lakeshore looks like this:

  • Reconciling daily bank reports, updating the cash book file and general ledger and preparing daily cash flow reporting (the actual vs. forecasted cash flow variance)
  • Performing monthly financial close activities, including the creation of cash/banking-related journal entries, activity analysis and general ledger reconciliations
  • Reviewing and interpreting information from the general ledger and extracting data needed for planning
  • Supporting treasury and cash management operations and helping develop strategies to maximize efficiencies, safeguard assets and minimize costs
  • Ensuring the accurate maintenance of bank accounts and bank/treasury systems, as well as bank cost information
  • Conducting account analyses; identifying and reporting trends, risks and discrepancies; and presenting analyses on financial results
  • Partnering with FP&A to forecast disbursements and operational expenses
  • Overseeing cash functions, including cash positioning, cash reporting and forecasting, short-term investing and borrowing, wire payments, fraud prevention, FX management and hedging, bank account setup and maintenance, and bank relationship management
  • Preparing a weekly cash flow forecast with projected liquidity, borrowing levels and availability
  • Assisting with compliance efforts, including internal/external audits
  • Driving process improvement between Treasury and Operations to enhance cash management capabilities, improve risk profile and lower costs
  • Evaluating and assisting with cash management projects as needed, which could include banking services RFPs, system upgrades and implementations, changes in banking regulations, payment method improvements, business integrations/divestitures, etc.
  • Driving the improvement and automation of the treasury and reporting processes
    Got the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • 3-5 years of experience in treasury, accounting and/or cash management
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred
    • Strong accounting background, including experience performing journal and general ledger entries, reconciliations, etc.
    • Sound understanding of financial accounting concepts and principals, including the ability to understand the flow of financial information from transaction to reports
    • High level of problem-solving skills necessary to maintain effective, efficient, accurate and compliant operations
    • Experience with Lawson a plus
    • Although not required, experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is a plus
    • General knowledge of corporate treasury operations and broad understanding of corporate banking systems
    • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Proven proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook
    • Great attention to detail
      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • Exceptional training and support, and all the resources you need to be successful
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount
      • Casual dress---and we really mean it
        At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.
        We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.
        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, Carson , Senior Accountant - Treasury, Accounting, Auditing , Carson, California

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